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er·rand

 (ĕr′ənd)
n.
1.
a. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.
b. The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter.
2. Archaic
a. A mission; an embassy.
b. An oral message that has been entrusted to one.

[Middle English erand, from Old English ǣrend.]
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errand

(ˈɛrənd)
n
1. a short trip undertaken to perform a necessary task or commission (esp in the phrase run errands)
2. the purpose or object of such a trip
[Old English ǣrende; related to ār messenger, Old Norse erendi message, Old High German ārunti, Swedish ärende]
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er•rand

(ˈɛr ənd)

n.
1. a short trip to accomplish a specific purpose, as to buy or deliver something or to convey a message, often for someone else.
2. the purpose of such a trip.
3. a special mission entrusted to a messenger; commission.
[before 900; Middle English erande, Old English ærende; c. Old High German āruntī; compare Old English ār messenger, Gothic airus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.errand - a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
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errand

noun job, charge, commission, message, task, mission Frank ran dodgy errands for a seedy local villain.
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errand

noun
An assignment one is sent to carry out:
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Translations
مُهِمَّهمُهِمَّه، خِدْمَه، عَمَل خفيف
ærinde
erindierindi; sendiferî
pasiuntimas
būt par izsūtāmouzdevums
opravek
ayak işibir iş için bir yere gitmegetir götür işi

errand

[ˈerənd]
A. Nrecado m, mandado m (esp LAm)
to run errandshacer recados
errand of mercytentativa f de salvamento
B. CPD errand boy Nrecadero m, mandadero m (esp LAm)
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errand

[ˈɛrənd] ncourse f
to run errands → faire des courses
to go on an errand → faire une course
to run an errand for sb → faire une course pour qn errand of mercyerrand boy ngarçon m de courseserrand of mercy nmission f de charité, acte m charitable
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errand

n (= shopping etc)Besorgung f; (to give a message etc) → Botengang m; (= task)Auftrag m; to send somebody on an errandjdn auf Besorgungen/einen Botengang schicken; to go on or run errands (for somebody)(für jdn) Besorgungen/Botengänge machen; to be out on an errandBesorgungen/einen Botengang machen, etwas erledigen; errand of mercyRettungsaktion f
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errand

[ˈɛrnd] ncommissione f
to run errands → fare commissioni
errand of mercy → atto di carità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

errand

(ˈerənd) noun
1. a short journey made in order to get something or do something especially for someone else. He has sent the child on an errand; The child will run errands for you.
2. the purpose of such a journey. She accomplished her errand.
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References in classic literature ?
John's whole heart was set on becoming a country doctor, with Rebecca to keep house for him, and the vision seemed now so true, so near, that he could almost imagine his horse ploughing through snowdrifts on errands of mercy, or, less dramatic but none the less attractive, could see a physician's neat turncut trundling along the shady country roads, a medicine case between his, Dr.
He had often gone out, entirely unmindful of personal risks, on perilous errands of mercy. He seemed to enjoy a charmed life, and his battalion almost regarded him as their mascot, and as one whose devotion to duty was beyond the highest praise.
Is the Santo Nino cavorting around the country side at night, or going on errands of mercy to help heal children everywhere?